2020 CMDA National Convention

The Psychiatry Section will host a banquet for fellowship and encouragement on Friday evening and host a psychiatry seminar tract on Saturday afternoon. This will be a great time for worship, fellowship, encouragement, professional stimulation and CME credits. See the main CMDA National Convention information link for speakers, schedule, and registration.

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The Global Missions Health Conference (GMHC) 2019, hosted students, medical students, residents, doctors, global workers, engineers, educators, and anyone else interested in being part of Gods medical work. There was a wide variety of speakers at the meetings as well as a diverse group of exhibits. CMDA members hosted and presented in many of the sessions and there was a full complement of specialty sections available to provide information and encouragement to get involved.

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition in which characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. ADHD is most commonly diagnosed in young people, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). An estimated 9% of children between ages 3–17 have ADHD. While ADHD is usually diagnosed in childhood, it does not only affect children. An estimated 4% of adults have ADHD.

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Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes dramatic shifts in a person’s mood, energy and ability to think clearly. People with bipolar experience high and low moods—known as mania and depression—which differ from the typical ups-and-downs most people experience.

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2018 CMDA Psychiatry Section at the APA Conference

We had a full agenda of meetings for our members and guests. If you were not able to join us, click on the link below to find the agenda and audio/video of Dr. Tom Okamoto as he encouraged us in our walk and unique role as psychiatrists. Also find audio/video of Dr. Gene Rudd, Senior Vice President of CMDA, as he encouraged us regarding integrating more psychiatry expertise into CMDA ministries and global outreach. Contact Marshall at psychsectioncmda@gmail.com for more information.

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2018 Psychiatry Section at the CMDA National Convention May 18, 2019 – May 22, 2019 Ridgecrest, North Carolina

The Psychiatry Section sponsored an afternoon session on Friday with a focus on Mentoring, Burnout/Resilience, and Sexual Dysphoria. We heard from Steve Sartori, MD, Director of CMDA’s Life and Leadership Coaching ministry as he discussed Burnout among doctors and healthcare professionals.

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2017 Psychiatry Section Meeting at the APA Conference May 22, 2017 – May 24, 2017 San Diego, California

We had a full agenda of meetings for our members and guests as we sought to challenge and encourage each other in integrating faith and practice. We hope you can join us in New York in May of 2018. We also recorded Dr. Okamoto’s morning presentation and Kay Warren on Tuesday evening.  Please click the link below to view the agenda and activities we sponsored and recordings of events as they are posted.

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2016 Psychiatry Section Meeting at the APA Conference May 14, 2016 – May 18, 2016 Atlanta, Georgia

CMDA’s Psychiatry Section offered special events and sponsored an exhibit during the American Psychiatry Association’s Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Did you miss the 2016 meetings? We recorded our sessions so you can listen and watch even if you weren’t able to join us.

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